Hope Christian thumps Texico in quarterfinals

Texico junior Logan Brown looks to shoot as Hope Christian freshman Zach Spangler defends him in the third quarter of Wednesday’s Class 2A boys state quarterfinal game at Cibola High School in Albuquerque. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — If the Texico boys basketball team derived any confidence from the fact that […]

Wolverines facing familiar foe

By Dave Wagner The Texico and Hope Christian boys basketball teams are separated by more than 250 miles, but they’ve become well-acquainted in recent years. Winners of the last three and four of the past five Class 2A state titles, they’ll meet in postseason play for the fifth time in six seasons in an 8 […]

Kizer, Melvin

Melvin Kizer Services: Have been held. Mr. Melvin Kizer, 67, of Hobbs, died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at his home. He was born on Aug. 16, 1939, in Lingo, to Ivy and Bill Kizer. He grew up in Lingo and Hiway. At age 16 he went to work in the oil fields around Hobbs. From […]

Chest may provide hope for families

Patsy Delk displays a hope chest that will be auctioned to benefit Casa Esparanza. Courtesy photo. Reporter’s Notebook Hope chests designed by Clovis artists Patsy Delk, Luanne Burgin and Jenna Burgin will be auctioned in April to benefit Casa Esperanza, New Mexico’s House of Hope. Casa Esperanza provides affordable housing for families facing cancer, Delk […]

Gallegos, Domingo

Domingo Gallegos Services: Have been held. Domingo “Nick” Gallegos, of Hope Mills, N.C., died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was the recipient of the bronze star. Survivors include his wife, Dean McBride; four daughters, Susan Ridgeway of Garner, N.C., […]

Teen of the Week – Shea Chase

Shea Chase, 18, is the son of Debra Feltner and Steve Miller and is a senior at Clovis High School. What is your theme song? Thunderstruck (AC-DC) Who’s invited to your fantasy dinner party, and why? My family and those who are close to me, and most importantly, God! What do you envision your life […]

Mother sees hope in fund’s gift

Eric Butler Tangible, material goods are what most people hope to give during the Christmas season. June and Roger (not their real names) won’t be able to do much of that this year for their four children. And community assistance, which June is hoping to receive from The Salvation Army through its Empty Stocking Fund, […]

Musick, James

JAMES MUSICK Services: Have been held. James Michael “Mike” Musick, 53, of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at City of Hope Hospital in California. He was born on Dec. 5, 1949, in Kentucky. He lived in Clovis for many years and worked as a clerk for the U.S. Post Office. He married Debbie Jones […]

Ute project gets cash from U.S. government

By Jack King A bill signed Monday by President George W. Bush includes $175,000 for the Ute Reservoir Pipeline project, said Chris Gallegos, press representative for Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. The Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill funds energy and water projects nationwide. Domenici is chairman of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Eastern […]

Politicians make for quotable quotations

Ned Cantwell Kids say the darndest things. So do politicians. I am inspired by Billy McKibben, the colorful former state senator from Hobbs. That southeastern New Mexico community, its economy once pumped flush by oil production and supply companies, is drilling for new economic vitality in the fertile fields of the gambling industry. At a […]

Local musicians hope to form community chamber orchestra

Helen Rodriguez Hoping to pull the right strings — or rather “pull in” the right strings — several local musicians are trying to organize a Clovis chamber orchestra. Area violin, viola, cello and bass players interested in being a part of the community sound are encouraged to attend an organizational meeting from 7-9 p.m. on […]

Reader thanks Bob Hope for memories

The year was 1967. I was stationed at a small air base called Phu Cat located in the north-central highlands of South Vietnam. That particular day the scuttlebutt around the base was that Bob Hope was going to put on a show that afternoon. We were backlogged at work so I decided I would hold […]

Meeting Hope: Readers share memories of Bob Hope

By Jack King By Jack King CNJ STAFF WRITER jack_king@link.freedom.com Like millions of other members of the Armed Forces, several Clovis residents remember seeing Bob Hope at different times in his almost 60-year career of entertaining troops. Longtime Clovis resident Len Santi said the comedian, who died on Sunday at age 100, came through the […]

Thanks for all the memories; Hope was a king

He gave us so many memories. From the movie screen to shows for troops far from home, from radio appearances to TV specials, Bob Hope entertained generations of Americans with his self-depreciating jokes and deadpan delivery. Hope, who recently turned 100, died late Sunday of pneumonia at his home in California. More than anything else, […]

Nation loses ‘great citizen’ in Hope

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Hope, ski jump-nosed master of the one-liner and favorite comedian of servicemen and presidents alike, has died, just two months after turning 100. Hope died late Sunday of pneumonia at his home in Toluca Lake, with his family at his bedside, longtime publicist Ward Grant said Monday. The nation’s most-honored […]

Fourth a good time for friends

By Clyde Davis Many will get together with friends over the upcoming patriotic holiday. Your best friend should be the one you sleep next to every night, but how about all those other friends and the web of relationships that we don’t even think about? A column on friendship could read like Jesus’ illustration on […]

Clovis growing in some ways, not others

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about new businesses moving into town less than two years after Kmart closed its doors. Here are some responses: “Clovis is just turning into another cookie cutter American city/town. They call it progress but I’m not sure! “In just a short 20 years, the place the United States […]

Some not-so-politically-correct random thoughts

By Thomas Sowell Random thoughts on the passing scene: • If there was affirmative action in golf, nobody would give Tiger Woods half the credit he gets — and deserves. • Would you prefer to have a “compulsory” health care system imposed on you and your doctor or to have “universal” health care? Or do […]

CNJ to explore water issues

Water is the mixture of two gases: hydrogen and oxygen. It is a vital solvent for human life. Given that 70 percent of the body is water, it makes obvious sense that water is necessary for the human body to function properly, said Dr. Newton Hilliard, a chemistry professor at Eastern New Mexico University. “Water […]

Kids show concern over war

With the war dominating the thoughts of Americans, many find themselves glued to the television and scouring the newspapers, seeking news about events in Iraq. In these reports, adults speak openly about the war. But what do kids think? Members of Joe Strickland’s fourth-grade class at Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy gave their opinion on several […]